Rick was born in Denver and raised in the Montbello community. He attended J.K. Mullen High School where he was a student-athlete as well as a student body leader.  His background has provided a wealth of experiences that have shaped my philosophies and actions around equitable education opportunities, with a special emphasis on students from diverse populations.

During Rick’s undergraduate studies, he was a student-athlete while earning a B.A. in Economics and a minor in History. Shortly after graduation, he began studying special education and eventually moved into a full-time position in the classroom.  In the fall of 2012 he enrolled in the M.A. in Special Education program at Metropolitan State University of Denver.   Upon completion of the M.A. program he began working as the Affective Needs Center Program Director at George Washington High School (DPS).  While serving as Program Director, he was able to modify systems and policies to better serve students from marginalized backgrounds. Rick is currently a fourth-year Ed.D. Candidate in Higher Education Administration at the University of Denver.

Rick Brewer

Director of Scholar Services

Karen Craig has been with Wyatt since July 2010 as the Director of Operations. She takes care of the business functions of the school, including Human Resources, Purchasing, Finance and Accounting, and managing the beautiful Wyatt building. In her free time, Karen enjoys going to the gym, training (and running) half marathons, and hanging out with her dog Smokey.

Karen Craig

Director of Operations

Kate has been a member of the Wyatt community for 10 years.  She began as a first grade teacher, transitioned to be the dean of the elementary school, and then became the Director of Community Engagement.  In this position, Kate loves supporting Wyatt families and the Wyatt community at large with access to high quality education, wraparound services, and access and opportunity.

Kate holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder, with a minor in Elementary Education.  She received her Elementary Teaching license at Metropolitan State College of Denver.  In her free time, Kate teaches yoga at CorePower Yoga.  She loves spending time with her family and friends, and visiting her niece Sophie in New York!

Kate Mishara

Director of Community Engagement

Andrew has over a decade of experience in the field as an elementary educator, mentor teacher, labsite teacher, instructional coach, independent consultant and Director of Curriculum & Instruction.  Throughout his career, Andrew has worked for some of the most successful CMO’s (Success Academy, Rocky Mountain Prep) and large urban districts (Boston Public Schools) in the country to improve instructional practices and increase student achievement.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Political Science from William Paterson University and Master of Curriculum and Instruction from CU Denver.

When not working, Andrew cherishes reading, cooking, working out, listening to music and spending time with friends and family.

Andrew Vidockler

Director of Curriculum and Instruction



Ryan Levit

Kindergarten Teacher

Hector Goodrich


1st Grade

Brooke Furlong

1st Grade Teacher

Rachel Neufer

1st Grade Teacher

2nd Grade

Jessica Doggett

2nd Grade Teacher

Alice Porter

2nd Grade Teacher

3rd Grade

Aleigh Kelley

3rd Grade Teacher

Rachel Schreier

3rd Grade Teacher

4th Grade

Jessica Shagalski

4th Grade Teacher

Erin Flinn

4th Grade Teacher

5th Grade

Lisa Grant

5th Grade Teacher

Melody Means

5th Grade Teacher

Support Services

Maria Estrada


Sarah Grant

ELD Administrator / Special Education Teacher

Michelle McKinsey

ELD Intervention

Minnie Moreno

Nurse's Aid

Celeste Thompson


Corina Martinez


Kate Garcia

ELD Intervention

Efrain Andrades

Janitorial Services

Jamie Ehrenkranz

Social Worker

Sierra Blizzard

Special Education Teacher


Lou Almanza

K-5 Science

Gabe Aguirre

Elementary PE Teacher

Laura Anderson

K-5 Art